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Book Review: A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester

Clive Maxfield
12/23/2010 04:14 PM EST

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   1/4/2011 5:25:45 PM
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I know what you mean, but... I have to travel occasionally -- sometimes on relatively long journeys like to the UK (or last year I went to India). I used to carry at least three books in my backpack and a bunch more in my suitcase. Now I have a load of books on my Kindle, which is pretty much all I take on a journey, and which makes things a lot easier. My problem is that I read books faster than I can review them -- I have a pile sitting next to me on the floor of my office waiting for me to get to them. but I'm already deep into Keith Richards' autobiography ("Life"), which is proving to be very interesting... I will get around to posting a bunch of reviews in the not-so-distant future.

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Duane Benson   1/4/2011 5:16:32 PM
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I think the biggest reason for me to avoid the Kindle (or any e-reader) is that those devices make it too easy and too economical to acquire books. My desire to read already far outstrips my time available to read. I can see myself downloading a few per week and shortly having a couple of dozen in the ever-growing queue to read. It's only the expense and hassle of purchasing physical books that keeps me even close to keeping up with my reading list.

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Max The Magnificent   12/23/2010 4:25:08 PM
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As I say, I have a huge pile of books (electronic and print) waiting for my attention, but I'm always interested to hear recommendations from other folks -- anything that sounds good gets added to my ever-growing "Wish List" on Amazon.

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